There was this store in Connaught Place that always caught my attention when passing by the busy streets of Janpath; sometimes while waiting for my friends to catch up for a cup of joe at Barista just before this shop or sometimes while I visited my bank just next to the shop. It was a shop with a simple description – ‘The Shop’.
The intricate wood work on the main rusty-brown old gate, the beautiful blooming plants outside and the window that reflected warmth and beauty all clad in one on the display sofa, it was all so inviting! I often wondered about the treasures that would be hidden inside and finally one day when I made it in, it was beyond b-e-autiful. Luckily I was carrying my camera along and I couldn’t stop myself capturing the beauty I was in. I was wondering why it hasn’t managed to gain much popularity as I have never heard about the store elsewhere despite my frequent encounters with all things related to home decor and many, many Connaught Place visits those days.
The Shop had everything, and when I say everything it’s everything an ardent lover of Indian aesthetics would ever want.
It is centrally located in the heart of Delhi and it has helped become the USP of this place, the enchanting entrance makes it all the more attractive for the travellers thirsty for a taste of India and shopaholics like me. Once you enter this Shangri-la you just wouldn’t feel like leaving. It showcases the intrinsic flavours of India through its ethnic and vibrant collections of handicrafts, textiles, apparel, soaps, home decor stuff, pottery and much more, all under one roof!
It is a tremendously big and a very beautiful two-storied store. With curtains, cushions, home decor, pottery, and other home textiles on the ground floor and kid’s & women’s apparel on the first floor. With eye candy all around, this store is really a treat to be in and very well designed.
The Shop’ has a traditional yet contemporary touch…encompassing the beautiful range of goods showcasing India, this store has something for everyone.
The Staff is very courteous and helpful too. I would highly recommend ‘The Shop’ for their great prints, unique artefacts and some gorgeous home decor & textile collection. As I have shopped there as well, I can gladly vouch for their good quality and value for money.
The Store Details:
The Shop, New Delhi.
10, Regal Building
New Delhi – 110001
The Shop, Noida.
B-126, Sector 5,
Noida, Uttar Pradesh
The Shop, Mumbai.
57/116 Drego House, Ambedkar Road
Bandra (West), Mumbai
A kind contribution from Mamta Sharma Das for Housedelic.